Nigeria attacks kill 13 vigilantes
09 September 2013, 11:41
Maiduguri - Residents in northeast Nigeria say at least 13
vigilantes and five Boko Haram members have been killed after Islamic sect
members launched attacks on a town.
Sunday's attack in Benisheik, 72km west of Maiduguri, took
place days after the military says it killed at least 50 insurgents in an area
to the north.
Zannah Fannami, an injured operative with the Civilian Joint
Task Force, said they were attacked while awaiting Boko Haram's approach on the
town. He said the vigilante group was able to kill five of the suspected
Islamic sect members. Another Civilian-JTF operative Muhammed Abuwar said the
military didn't assist the vigilantes and 18 others were injured.
Though the military couldn't be immediately reached for
comment, the road leading to Benisheik was barricaded.